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Janko Lindros, White & Case

Janko Lindros, Partner at White & Case, joined us in Helsinki for a chat where we asked about the outlook for private equity value creation strategies and why the Nordics have a higher proportion of technology buyouts compared to the rest of Europe. 

Lennart Pettersson, White & Case

Finnish private equity activity for the remainder of 2018 was the main talking point in our conversation with Lennart Pettersson, Partner at White & Case who joined us for the Nordic Private Equity Breakfast Briefing: Helsinki. 

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Panel: The exit environment

In the first session of the Nordic Private Equity Breakfast in Helsinki, the panel looked at the outlook for the exit market in Finland, with private equity considering their preferred routes. 

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Panel: Technology-enabled growth versus old economy

The role of technology in value creation was the main talking point in this panel, with panelists discussing how industrial change is being driven by new business models, digitalisation and changing consumer habits

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Keynote: A Private Equity Outlook

Mark Beith, Managing Director at Apax Digital joined us as the keynote speaker where he discussed his views on key investment geographies and the driving force of investments in the past year.

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How can corporates prepare for innovations?

Nicolas Bergman, Serial entrepreneur, technology investor, and futurist grabbed coffee with Catherine Ford to share his top 3 innovations in recent memory and to discus how corporates can prepare for new innovations in order to not be left behind.
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Nordic Macro Views

Jan Kuhl shares his opinion on how macroeconomics will shape M&A in the Nordics

Macroeconomics, deal drivers, and exciting investments were all part of the conversation between Jan Kuhl, Managing Partner at Polaris Private Equity and Catherine Ford at the Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2018.

Digitisation is a canvas that you can create new business on

Bjarne Lie spoke with Catherine Ford over coffee at the Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum about why Verne Capital do deals in the digital disruption space and how the deals are structured differently to traditional buyouts.
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Markus Oksanen on the direction of FinTech in the Nordics

Catherine Ford caught up with Markus Okansen Partner- Head of IPT DLA Piper Finland over coffee at the Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum 2018. They talked about the latest innovations in the FinTech space, the risks that are associated with FinTech investments and possible scope for partnerships with traditional service providers to drive innovation.

Spotlight on the Nordic healthcare sector

The Nordic Private Equity Breakfast Briefing shined a spotlight on the healthcare sector with an in-depth insight into what will happen in the future and why the sector has been seen as an attractive asset to add to private equity portfolios. Speakers also highlighted the political risks and opportunities involved when investing in healthcare across the regions. 

Exit opportunities – From dual track to IPO

Panelists on the exit opportunities panel were asked what investors should do in dual-track processes, what the preferred routes for exits in the current market and what secondary buyouts are beginning to have a larger role in the Nordic region. 

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A Company’s Journey

The former CEO and CFO of two successful companies, Sanitec and Duni, discuss their experience on running and expanding a company beyond expectations.

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Starting, growing and selling a business in an age of innovation

Jonas Kjellberg, Co-creator of Skype, Venture Capitalist and former head of Kinnevik online investments at Zalando talks at the Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum about dealing with high growth companies

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Nordic Restructuring

How do you create value from a spin-off

We caught up with Bengt Claesson from NCC at this year’s Nordic M&A and Private Equity Forum, to find out how you create value from a spin-off and to find out if he learnt any lessons from their recent carve-out. 

On stage Q&A: The rise of Chinese buyers – What is the driving force?

On-stage Q&A with Heiko von Ditz, Managing Partner at AGIC Capital about Nordic M&A and the rise of Chinese buyers.

On-stage Q&A: Boom in carve-outs and divestments

An on-stage Q&A with Thomas Fossum, Partner and Head of M&A Integration & Carve-Out of PwC and Bengt Claesson, Head of strategy, M&A and Business Control at NCC AB